Calling all American Girl fans! Amazon is releasing another BRAND New American Girl Special TODAY! .The American Girl Story Ivy & Julie 1976 Airs on Amazon Prime today! Check out An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie A Happy Balance 1976. My family and I have been ADORING the Amazon Original Specials highlighting heartwarming and touching stories of our favorite American Girls. Today, Friday March 24th, the Amazon Original Special An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance, is set to launch on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria.Woohoo!!!! We caught a sneak peek in advance last week and absolutely LOVED this special and highly recommend it.
American Girl Story Ivy & Julie Trailer
Catch the trailer here – you’ll see it looks great – and I can say after watching it we all gave it a rave review.
Does Ivy Choose to Attend her Gymnastics Meet or her Family Chinese New Year Celebration ??
You’ll have to watch this special to find out! But as you can tell by the trailer, the big dilemma is should Ivy attend her special family party or compete in her very important gymnastics meet.
My kids and I really enjoyed this American Girl special and found it heartwarming and entertaining. The story was thoughtful and generated great conversations about cultural differences and making personal choices while balancing family obligations and responsibilities. My kids got a kick out of the 1970’s fashions in clothing and home decor. Me too as it was a flashback for this Mama born in 1975!
As an athlete and swimmer, my daughter really loved the challenges Ivy faced trying to balance social obligations with her competitive drive and the responsibility she felt to represent her gymnastics teammates. We also loved watching Ivy use the Balance Beam and “old school” 1970’s style gymnastics equipment.
How to Watch the Latest American Girl Ivy & Julie Special
An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online at www.amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
Synopsis: An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance
Set in 1976 San Francisco, Ivy Ling (Nina Lu, BUNK’D) is a 10-year-old Chinese-American girl who struggles with finding a balance between her two cultural identities: Chinese and American. With her family’s Chinese traditions and obligations, she wishes to be like her all-American best friend, Julie Albright (Hannah Nordberg, General Hospital). When her gymnastics tournament and family’s big Chinese New Year dinner land on the same day, Ivy relies on Julie to guide her with a difficult choice. The special also stars Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime) and Lance Lim (School of Rock).
Other Amazon Original American Girl Specials
The first two original American Girl specials for Prime Video, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win and An American Girl Story – Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas, were based on the characters Melody Ellison and Maryellen Larkin from the BeForever historical-inspired character line. You can still watch these specials if you missed them or want to watch them again as they are currently available to stream on Prime Video.
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